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Transmission Noise Problems of Honda Civic - part 1

Honda Civic owners have reported 35 problems related to transmission noise (under the power train category).

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2013 Honda Civic 1
Failure Date: 03/12/2014

No power. No acceleration. I am fortunate the car behind me was cautious enough to slow down. I had no power, no get-up, no nothing and I was flooring it to get out of a potential accident. The vehicle has made odd noises since the beginning. Brakes make an odd noise. There is a crackling, tinkling, very odd noise that comes from underneath the car since the beginning of ownership and I guess that's how the car is made (?). I do not know if a car is supposed to act like this, due to have owning manual transmissions the majority of my driving career. No umph on this brand-new car has led me to send in this complaint in case others are experiencing similarities. Odd noise with brakes, odd, very odd noise that tinkers under the car and no acceleration. I use the gasoline outlined/ preferred by the Honda Civic owner's manual.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Honda Civic 2
Failure Date: 11/11/2013

My transmission in my 2004 Honda Civic 5 speed manual ex model is making a grinding noise and causing the car to decelerate faster than normal , it almost caused a lady to hit me in the read end. It is causing a jerking , lurching of the car while driving. I took it to a local shop and they said it was something in the transmission and it was also causing the drive axes to wobble causing the rotors to shimmy the tires. Took the car to Honda dealer this morning and they said from the sound and a test drive it was the transmission input shaft bearing bad. Honda customer service said they had recalls but not on my VIN number. This can cause the transmission to lock up while driving and is very unsafe. I was told not to drive the car and have parked it. Honda won't acknowledge the problem but online forums are loaded with 200-2005 Civic transmission failures.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 3
Failure Date: 10/08/2013

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, she noticed a grinding noise and the vehicle would not accelerate. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the technician stated that the transmission would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 115,300.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 4
Failure Date: 09/09/2013

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. While driving 30 mph, the contact heard a noise and merged safely off the road. The vehicle was driven to the dealer who diagnosed the failure within the transmission. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic because of the dealer cost. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the incident. The failure mileage was 60,118.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 5
Failure Date: 07/16/2013

I was driving home after work when I started to hear this loud chopping noise coming from my transmission. I took it to a local mechanic and he said it was the input shaft bearing and that it was a common problem and may be recalled.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Honda Civic 6
Failure Date: 05/13/2013

I live in arizona and my car is immaculate. I took my car in to have two service bulletins fixed: 3rd gear pops out/ grinds and knocking noise from front when turning. I thought Honda dealer or american Honda corp. Would come thru and fix what was inadequately designed/built. The dealer treated me like I was an idiot, and Honda corp. Said I should have known and reported the problem under warranty. $1700 for 3rd gear, and they denied there was a knocking noise from front end. I didn't even complain about my rear tires wearing badly because they wont wreck my car, like the transmission and engine mount problems. Do they think I'll trade the car into Honda, so I wont have to deal with the problems, and buy a new car from them? I like my sporty Civic, but no, I wont give them my money. Very disappointed in what use to be a good car company.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2006 Honda Civic 7
Failure Date: 02/01/2013

Had the 3rd gear transmission problem fixed at 45,000 miles and since then it has always driven different. Kept going back to the dealership and told me there was nothing wrong with it. Now at 87,000 it got taken in to get the front fenders and hood re-painted because of the faulty manufacturer paint. The car started clicking before I took it in and when pressing the clutch noise would go away. They did an estimate for my throwout bearing and the next day they called me saying the vehicle would move at all, that I need it a new transmission. Now the dealership expects me to pay them $4,000 in total for labor and to put a new trans in the car. I have always had problems with this dealership and had a few complaints towards Honda. I also had the motor top gasket replaced because it was leaking oil and got covered under warranty since it was part of a recall.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Honda Civic 8
Failure Date: 01/14/2013

My car started making a growling noise when accelerating. I came to find out from research that it was the transmission input shaft bearing. I have seen and heard many other Honda Civic owners with the same problem.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 9
Failure Date: 09/16/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2002 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph she heard a high pitch winding noise. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnose that the transmission needed to be rebuilt based on a design flaw in which steel bearings were inside an aluminum casing. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 100,015. Pmb.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Honda Civic 10
Failure Date: 06/14/2012

The car has begun making a loud noise, when in gear, this is a manual transmission car, but whenever I am in drive it makes this loud grinding noise. If I am in neutral no noise at all. And sometimes even in drive is intermittent.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2012 Honda Civic 11
Failure Date: 06/01/2012

2012 Honda Civic. Consumer writes in regards to transmission noise. The consumer also stated the wiper blades were replaced three times.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Honda Civic 12
Failure Date: 03/25/2012

Input shaft bearing failure . . . Thought it was originally the clutch, release bearing and fork paid and replaced and problem still persisted. . . This is a common problem with this model and year and is a constant progression of noise and inhibits acceleration and smooth driving . . . I feel as if the car is ready to completely fail and I've driven manual transmissions all my life so user error is not the cause. . . I've always stood by Honda and there products all my life and hope there customer service and loyalty is still of highest value and the right actions on their part are done to rectify this recurring issue in there product. I drive over 100 miles a day and hope one day I am not stranded or worse in an accident due to my car suddenly halting due to misaligned gears on the freeway. . .

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Honda Civic 13
Failure Date: 03/05/2012

There was a rattling noise coming from transmission, took to Honda certified mechanic and was told it was the throwout bearing and to replace the clutch as preventative maintenance, get a call when they have clutch off and told me its the bearings in the transmission. This is a common problem in this make and model, there are numerous complaints, and videos on youtube of the same problem on Honda Civics around the same mileage.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 1996 Honda Civic 14
Failure Date: 12/06/2011

The transmission input shaft bearing is having issues. Makes noise when clutch is not pressed in but its ok when pressed. I heard Honda did recall for this issue. . Need help to fix it. .

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Honda Civic 15
Failure Date: 11/04/2011

Horrible noise coming from my '05 Civic lx's manual transmission. Noise has been getting worse; started at 115k miles. I have spoke with a few mechanics and they told me most Hondas have a recall for this problem. I called Honda customer service at 1800 999 1009 and they didn't wanted to fix it free of charge.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 16
Failure Date: 02/15/2011

2002 Honda Civic ex automatic trans 88k miles. Trans started making noise, after reviewing this site I realized that it was not safe for my 18 year old daughter to drive the vehicle reading how quickly the trans appear to give way and break down. I brought the vehicle into a transmission center where it was taken on a test drive (the transmission failed) talk about good timing and a good call. . . Honda must recall for safety reason and repay those of us having to foot thousands of dollars on an obvious faulty transmission.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Honda Civic 17
Failure Date: 01/31/2011

2005 Honda Civic dx manual transmission: my car start having a rattling noise from transmission when I release the clutch. I took the car to get it fixed and they told me is the transmission's input shaft bearing(common problem for this model)and it will cost me $1000 to get it fixed. I heard this a Honda recall issue.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 18
Failure Date: 11/16/2010

Transmission went completely out in middle of busy intersection. Loud whining noise and revving of engine. I was almost hit by three different vehicles. Honda was contacted by myself several years ago and would do nothing to fix this piece of junk. Now the car is being repaired at aamco.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Honda Civic 19
Failure Date: 11/01/2010

Transmission input shaft bearing failure. No significant event lead up to the failure. I have not had it repaired. The mechanic said it is $3500 to rebuild. Is a daily problem. Never goes away. A mechanic at Honda told me it is the input shaft bearing and I need a new transmission. He said this is common with Hondas from mid 1990's to 2004. He said it was bound to happen regardless of maintenance & good driving. Harsh grinding noise when driving car or car is idling. Noise stops when clutch is engaged. Difficult at times to put into gear. I have to ease it into gear at times. I fear for my life for when the bearing completely fails and the transmissions falls apart. If I am driving with other cars behind me, I may be ran into when my car comes to a stop. I am afraid to leave town in my car. I get anxiety every time I drive it.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 20
Failure Date: 05/19/2010

Transmission failure: started with a high pitch whining noise, slipping started about the 19th, while driving the car would not climb any hills and within 3 days the car would not move. . The car would not go over 5 mph without the rpms shooting to the red zone. The car has been parked since the incident, it's a driveway ornament. Checked on pricing for parts, but the cost is about $3k for a brand new transmission, used was about $2k. After checking around if the tranny is repaired the problem might happen again, because the tranny for that yr is the problem. .

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 21
Failure Date: 05/06/2010

Transmission failure problem and complaint against 2001 Honda Civic may 6, 2010. Sudden failure to accelerate while in traffic will kill someone, as it almost happened to me today and I want the NHTSA to get serious about a safety recall! there are hundreds, if not thousands, of transmission failure complaints against the 2001 Honda Civic and this problem deserves investigation which will surely prove this manufacturer is very well aware of the massive problem yet refuses to do anything about it, leaving 2001 Civic owners in deadly situations, and if not killed, with huge repair bills. My towing bill alone was over $400. 00 due to the remote location in new mexico where the incident happened. The law must step in, with a class action suit filed on behalf of 2001 Honda Civic owners immediately. This failure reported here had no events leading up to the inability to accelerate, never happened before, no strange noises. In fact, new front struts were recently installed (the old ones were leaking, another major complaint from owners of this model!) the consequence was a near miss accident between my Civic and a heavy duty, lifted 4 x 4 truck, which nearly wiped me out when my car suddenly would not accelerate. This is one of hundreds of near misses reported, why won't someone make Honda accountable for their obviously faulty vehicle problem & demand a recall? why do we have to have death, injury, fires, damage, and crashes before odi and NHTSA look at the complaints??? to correct the failure, I'm filing a complaint with odi and requesting a good will repair from Honda and opening a file and get a case started for this safety related defect.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 22
Failure Date: 11/29/2009

A 'whirring' noise started coming from the engine compartment. Approximately 40 miles later the car would not travel over 20 mph, we made it safely into a parking lot and shut off the engine. Started the vehicle after it cooled down and would not engage into drive (but would engage in reverse). Transmission needs to be rebuilt. Old part is currently available.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 23
Failure Date: 10/15/2008

2002 Honda Civic lx coupe - transmission noise between 10-40 mph. As transmission would change gears, noise would reduce. Noise would get worse as car accelerated. Common problem with this year/model/make - Honda will not recall or repair.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 24
Failure Date: 04/07/2008

About a month ago I heard a strange noise. So I went to a small mechanic shop near my home. The mechanic checked it out and said to me "it is a transmission problem. You have to fix it. ¿ he went on to say that the 2001 Honda Civic was notorious for having a transmission problem. He showed me another Honda Civic exactly like my model and turned on the engine. When he did, the sound that I heard was identical to that of mine. With all the results of the research I sincerely believe that Honda needs to take responsibility for this problem. It is not just a mechanical problem, but more importantly a problem with safety. Therefore, I called american Honda as I had seen advised on the board and they told me that all the cases were handled individually and that it had to be checked at the Honda dealer. They gave me a case number, and so I took my car to the goodson Honda dealership in houston. The service manger ran diagnostics for about two days, and said, "everything is ok. The noise that you hear coming from the car is normal wear and tear. ¿ so I took his word for it. Then three days later when I was driving on the highway, my transmission failed. It almost killed me and my mother. The situation could easily have been fatal. I towed my car to my house and called Honda America again and reported my transmission failure. I towed my car to the same dealership under the recommendation of Honda America and had them check the car. They said that the transmission was out. So I said "I came here three days ago and you told me that nothing was wrong with my car. Now three days later my transmission went out. Dont you have a financial responsibility to fix my car or at least meet me half way and pay 50% of the cost or at least for cost of parts. At the least recall the 2001 Honda Civic models for a faulty transmission. ¿.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 25
Failure Date: 10/15/2005

The contact states the transmission makes a high pitch noise when starting the vehicle. After the vehicle is warmed up the noise will go away. When pressing the accelerator pedal there is a delay in acceleration. She took the vehicle to the dealer; they stated the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle is maintained on regular basis.